Comfortable shoes???

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  1. SweetHomeAlabam

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    :DOk...lets face it...comfort and style vary rarely come together. If I have to chose, I am going with comfort!

    Does anyone "swear" by their brand to be the most comfortable pair out there? Where do you buy them? How much do they cost?

    Please share!
     
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  3. princessa48

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    I actually have a really high arch, and feel most comfortable in something with a heel. I swear, the higher the heel...the less clutzy I become :) However, I have found a few flats that are still cute and stylish and very comfortable made by Bongo.

    I know a lot of people swear by Clarks! Good luck in your shoe shopping :)
     
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    Dansko shoes are amazingly comfortable for me. Also Sofft makes cute heels that are comfortable.
     
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    I worked for an orthopedic surgeon years and years ago, he said there were two types of shoes, "Smile shoes and then style shoes". I don't wear any particular brand, but they're all flats.
     
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    Clarks.
     
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    Birkenstock clogs. Around $150 but worth it.
     
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    Ariat, they are about $100 but last. And Born which are about the same price.
     
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    All flats, mostly sandals, almost all from Payless.

    Nearly all expensive shoes actually hurt my feet.
     
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    I wish expensive shoes hurt my feet. They only hurt my conscience for spending so much on myself! Inexpensive shoes make my feet ache on the bottom by lunch time.
     
  11. Missy99

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    I actually have two pair of Clarks that I picked up at the resale shop this summer -- both pair looked brand-new. They are the right size, but I can't wear either pair more than four hours before they make my feet hurt. I will probably pass them along to M-I-L, who loves Clarks.
     
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    OK, tell me the truth. Smile or Style:
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    i love clarks.
     
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    My favorites are my Soft Spots dress shoes. They are between $75 and $95 a pair. I can get them in extra-wide, and they are supportive, yet very comfortable. I wore my black heels today, and I walked in them all day long with no problems.

    I do better with a small heel than a flat.
     
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    Both?
     
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    I love Borns! They are comfy and hold up throughout the year.
     
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    I like Aerosoles.
     
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    Merrell, Dansko, Sofft (?), Born, Keene... I have some others that I will wear if I know it will be a "sitting" day, such as at a conference or sitting in meetings, but mostly I go for more of a casual shoe for school. I do have a great pair of expensive Cole Haan heels for fun, thanks to Oprah's recommendation.
     
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    I just bought a pair of Soft Spots for about $17 on Jcpenney.com!
     
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    SAS have been great on my feet.
     
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    I love flat shoes from Payless and Ross. I loved a pair of moccasin-like shoes that were American Eagle brand from Payless last year. I have a lot of brown and black flats for this coming year from both stores.

    Montego Bay is also SO comfortable, though they sell more sandals. I do have one pair of sandal wedges that is a darker blue.
     
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    In my opinion, shoes are one of those things I don't mind shelling out money for (hopefully, no more than about $80! :eek:) because we teachers have to be on our feet all day & feet are nothing to play around w/ if you have some kind of medical condition or injury.

    Every since I ruptured my Achilles tendon in Jan 2008, I'm even more caerful to get high quality shoes. These brands are nice & stylish:

    - Aerosoles
    - Aravon
    - Born
    - Clarks
    - Dansko
    - Easy Spirit
    - Naturalizer
    - The Walking Company
    - J Stephens stores carry all the comfortable brands
    - DrSchollsShoes.com (NOT to be mistaken for their orthopedic-looking shoes. This line is more stylish)
     
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    I tend to have one pair of shoes that I wear out, and then I move on to another, reluctantly. I wore my Merrell clogs for three years straight. They are still in the closet, but I'm hoping not to take them out again. I had a pair of black suede flat mary janes that were great, but I'm not sure of the brand. I wore those for 1.5 years every day to school until my Bunny chewed a strap off.

    I'm now wearing a metallic gold flat from Naturalizer. I love it! So comfy, and I just slip them on. I get compliments all the time. The only problem is that the metallic gold is very fragile, and I've already scuffed a dime-sized spot on the toe of each one. It was bound to happen, I'm sure. I'm hoping to switch it up a bit more this fall, but shoes are so expensive and it's hard to shell out that much money for several pairs at a time.
     
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    I swear by my Dansko clogs. They provide great support, and the slight wedge heel keeps my plantar faciaitis (or however you spell that, basically an irritation of the tendon in my foot) from acting up. I shelled out about $140 a pair for one pair of brown and one pair of black about three years ago, and they still look great. I wear them EVERY SINGLE DAY of the school year, pretty much. In the summer I can wear other, cheaper shoes, but not when I'm working.
    You won't know what shoes are right for you until you try a few brands and styles and see what works. I used to be able to wear clarks and born, but after I had kids my feet changed, and now those are not good on my feet. Good luck in your shoe search!
     
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    Aerosols has been sending me their catalog. I love the pictures of the shoes.
     
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    I have a good pair of cowboy boots I bought at a specialty store in Ft. Worth. A little heel (I'm 5'0"), but always comfortable and they go with pants or skirts!
     
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    I finally broke down and bought MBT sandals. They are ugly as sin but I can stand all day without my legs aching.
     
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    Jem, I wish I could wear shoes for that long. I tend not to walk very gracefully, and my shoes get scuffed up after the first week. I swear I'm a two year old in a woman's body :haha:
     

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